With the blessing of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a mass sowing of winter wheat began in Turkmenistan last Friday. The farmers will plant wheat on 690 thousand hectares of land and are expected to collect 1.4 million tons of grain from the fields in 2022, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the country reported on Wednesday.
The Head of State noted in his recent remarks that along with high-quality and organized sowing of Turkmen wheat, it is important to study the supply and demand emerging in the global market of grain crops, taking into account all factors, including forecasts.
In its recent report, the Russian Grain Union has lowered the forecast for grain harvest in Russia this year to 118 million tons, including wheat - to over 75 million tons. Initially, the Union forecasted a wheat harvest of 82-83 million tons.
A possible 20% decrease in wheat yields is predicted in Kazakhstan, and the harvest is expected at the level of 15 million tons.
The experts of the International Grain Council in the new report for the 2021-2022 agricultural season also lowered the forecast for the production of wheat in the world.
Turkmenistan first began exporting wheat ten years ago, and in 2015, was awarded a special award by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for achievements in ensuring food security as one of the Millennium Development Goals.